- Title: Chelsea send Kenedy home from Asia tour
- Date: 25th July 2017
- Summary: SINGAPORE (JULY 24, 2017) (REUTERS) KENEDY TRAINING WITH CHELSEA KENEDY SHOOTING KENEDY (CENTRE) HOLDING BALL CHELSEA MANAGER, ANTONIO CONTE LEAVING ROOM AT END OF NEWS CONFERENCE
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- Keywords: Kenedy offensive comments Chelsea apologise for kenedy comments Asia pre-season tour
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- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Soccer,Sport
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- Story Text: Chelsea have sent Kenedy home from their tour of Asia, for offensive comments the player made on social media.
Earlier this week Chelsea disciplined him and issued an apology in both English and Chinese, but went further on Tuesday (July 25), ahead of a match against Bayern Munich in Singapore.
The 21-year-old Kenedy, who signed for the Premier League side in August 2015, made the remarks on his Instagram page on Saturday ahead of Chelsea's preseason friendly against Arsenal in Beijing.
One of the posts was a picture of a security guard asleep which was tagged with: "Wake up China. You idiot." Another carried an expletive in Portuguese. He later deleted the posts.
"Kenedy's actions were a mistake that he will learn greatly from," the club said on their website. "His behaviour does not represent the entire team and does not align with the club's high expectations and strict requirements of its young players. He has been strongly reprimanded and disciplined.
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